Founders

Maya Roest

Maya Roest was born in Belgium initially studied at the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp before going on to study with Codarts in Rotterdam. She has been dancing since 2009 at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. She danced in work by Marcos Morau, Marco Goecke, Loïc Perela, Georg Reischl, Ed Wubbe, Ann van den Broek, Krisztina the chatel, Mischa van Leeuwen, Min Lee, Gentian Doda, Stephen Shropshire, Felix Landerer Itamar Serussi and many more.

Maya was rewarded with a scholarship by the Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation from 2007 – 2009.

In 2011 Maya was the dancer of the solo ‘the beginning’, 2nd place winner in the International Solo Dance Competition Stuttgart 2011.

Mischa van Leeuwen

Mischa van Leeuwen was born in the Netherlands. At a very young age, he began training in various dance styles at the Nationale Balletacademie in Amsterdam. He has been dancing since 1998 at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. He danced in work by Marcos Morau, Marco Goecke, Loïc Perela, Georg Reischl, Ed Wubbe, Krisztina the Chatel, Itzik Galili, André Gingras, Nanine Linning, Itamar Serussi and many more.

In 2011 Mischa won the “Prijs van Verdienste” given by Stichting Dansersfonds ‘79.

In the same year Mischa was the choreographer of the solo ‘the beginning’, 2nd place winner in the International Solo Dance Competition Stuttgart 2011.